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System Properties Comparison c-treeEDGE vs. Cassandra vs. Sphinx

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Namec-treeEDGE  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDatabase built for IoT edge computing, which runs natively on ARM or x86 processors and on major IoT operating systems.Wide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Wide column storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.34
Rank#246  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
#114  Relational DBMS
Score119.84
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score6.45
Rank#57  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeedgecassandra.apache.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorycassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperFairCom CorporationApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release197920082001
Current releaseV1, Juni 20183.11.7, July 20203.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageANSI C, C++JavaC++
Server operating systemsAndroid
Linux
Raspbian
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyesno
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoANSI SQL queriesSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++nono
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioningSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infowhen using SQLnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Access rights for users can be defined per objectno
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Specific characteristicsThe c-treeEDGE IoT Database is a fast, flexible solution with a robust architecture...
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Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features Micro footprint: As low as 37 MB IoT communication interfaces : MQTT,...
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No single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosc-treeEDGE can be deployed at or near the data collection point (sensors) and used...
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Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersNew product
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Apple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Cassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of c-treeEDGE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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Apache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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